The project “Vampires in Space”, by Pedro Neves Marques, will represent Portugal in the next edition of the Venice Art Biennale, which will take place between April 23 and November 27, 2022 under the theme "The Milk of Dreams", curated by Italian Cecilia Alemani.
“Vampires in Space” will take the form of a spatial installation that will transform Palazzo Franchetti through films, sculptures, poems and scenography into an unexpected spaceship inhabited by vampires. The proposal uses the figure and expectations about what a "vampire" is, in order to address issues of gender identity, sexuality and queer reproduction, as well as non-nuclear family forms. The installation will contrast Palazzo Franchetti's Gothic Venetian style with a fantastic, speculative, science-fiction sensibility typical of Neves Marques' work.
2022 Venice, IT
Curated by João Mourão and Luís Silva
Exhibition Architecture by Diogo Passarinho Studio Team: Diogo Passarinho, Gonçalo Reynolds
Graphic Design by Studio Remco van Bladel
Dates: 23 April– 27 November 2022